Mississippi Disease and Disaster Preparedness Program
Do your part to protect the health of Mississippi's livestock herds. It is very important that Mississippi goat and sheep owners move forward as an industry to safeguard the health of our livestock. The danger of a contagious disease outbreak among goats or sheep, whether by natural occurrence or terrorist attack, makes it imperative that the location of goats and sheep be readily available to animal health officials. Small ruminant livestock owner cooperation is essential for rapid disease response in the instance of a contagious disease outbreak. In the event of an animal health emergency, basic livestock owner information will be used to rapidly respond to the emergency to protect individual animals and Mississippi's livestock industries through the Mississippi Board of Animal Health. Mississippi Animal Disease and Disaster Preparedness Program Brochure
Researchers and Extension specialists from across the Southeast will help goat and sheep producers expand their knowledge on various aspects of the industry during a workshop on small ruminant production.
ELLISVILLE, Miss. -- Mississippi State University representatives met with agricultural clients in Ellisville recently to discuss research and education needs for 2018. More than 115 individuals attended this year's event.
Agricultural clients met with Mississippi State University personnel to discuss research and education needs during the annual Producer Advisory Council Meeting for the southwest region February 20.
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Those interested in running a sheep or goat operation can learn management and marketing techniques at a March 17 workshop at Mississippi State University.
Register now for the Small Ruminant Production Workshop that runs from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event is offered by the MSU Extension Service and Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station.
Many people dream of having a hobby farm or homestead with a few animals, and goats, lambs and sheep are some of the most popular to start with because they are smaller and easier to handle than cattle. Plus, you need less space! But all animals need proper care, no matter their size.